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The Holy Quran: A Myth, Miracle or Reality?



By Kazi Wadud Nawaz, New Age Islam

24 January 2017

           “In the Name of Allah the most Beneficent and Merciful”

The Verses [51:20-23] as shown under references clearly manifest that Allah has kept two most authentic Books of Revelation open for Mankind – one, the Revealed Scriptures - in our case it is the Holy Quran, and the other is the Universe with all its Creations- man, nature and society and everything that exists between the heaven and the earth.

Allah speaks with mankind in the language of divine signs pervading the physical world and through the Books of Revelation. Both are the Media of communication between the Creator and His creations. There is Close Similitude between the Holy Quran and divine signs pervading the physical world. Both are manifestation of divine Truths and there is nothing miraculous in them.

To feel one with the universe is generally treated as a Mystic Approach towards cognition of Realities. Actually it is not so. The feeling of oneness with seen and unseen realities is a logical approach towards cognition of the interconnection of life with its surroundings. This is purely an intuitive drive towards logical and scientific understanding of the reality. Intense urge and yearning for principles of a sublime orderly life underlie such a Drive for attaining a generalized vision of the purpose of evolutionary process of life and the universe.

Referring to verses under Reference  [Verses 2:2-4, verses 69:51, 69:41-42, 69:41-42,& Verses 8613], we can safely conclude that the Holy Qura’n is Not a   Book of Miracles that negate Reality. There is no room for any assumption or conjecture in the holy Quran. Whatever Allah has   said in the holy Quran is based on truth and reality. The Holy Quran deals with the Truth underlying the Realities of Human life and Physical Universe to which the whole life process is intricately connected.  Entire nature and universe, all physical processes and history have been presented by the holy Quran before us as admonition and object of demonstration, to convince humanity on the existence of Allah as the creator and sustainer of the universe and deepen our understanding of divine attributes and purpose of creation.

So to treat the Holy Qur’an as a Miracle seems to be an ideological deviation on the part of Muslims very much likely to give enemies of Islam a tool for spreading falsehood about the Holy Quran and lead the “Huqq”[The Truth] towards alienation from Realities of Life.

Whatever mysterious that might happen in nature and our life beyond the periphery of human comprehension seems to us as a miracle.

Since Allah is the Eternal Truth and all His creations Seen and Unseen, manifest that Truth, there is no scope of any Miracle or Uncertainty in the Holy Quran.

Allah is Real, Life and death as divine process of Creation and Destruction is Real, Here-after and the Day of Judgment is Real, Angels, Satan, Heaven and Hell, Reward and Punishment all are Real. Amidst Current and Counter-Current of Creation, Revelation, Evolution, Death and Destruction whirling all around us, there is little scope of any conjecture or miracle in the Holy Quran. Quran never approves of any miracle that negates reality.

There are a number of ancient stories in the Holy Quran that sound like miracle but actually not so. The stated competition Between the Prophet Musa(AS) and Sorcerers of Pharaoh ,and similar other stories appear  to be a Miracle but in reality they  reflect the eternal struggle between the truth and falsehood. And in that contest truth always gets upper-hand and wins the battle. The stories clearly uphold the eternal truth that Falsehood might assume any form and dimension, it is bound to fail, but Truth will always triumph.

The Holy Quran is a divine admonition and statement of the Truth that guides humanity and presents a generalized vision of the physical and spiritual realities.    Any quest for Miracles in the Holy Quran stems from lack of knowledge and emerges out of our inherent weakness in Faith.

References

·       This is the Book: In it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah, who believe in the Unseen, are steadfast in prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them. And who believe in the Revelation sent to you, and sent before your time,(in their hearts ) have the assurance of the Hereafter”[Verses 2:2-4].

·       “Verily it is the Truth of Assured Certainty”[verses 69:51]

·       “It is not the word of a poet: little it is you believe! Nor is it the word of a soothsayer, little admonition you receive!”[69:41-42]

·       On the earth there are signs for those of assured faith. As also in your own selves: will ye not then see? ---Then by the Lord of Heaven and Earth, this is the very Truth, as much as the fact that you can speak intelligently with each other.” [51:20-23]

·       This is the Word that distinguishes(Good from the Evils)

[Verses 8613]

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Engr. Kazi Wadud Nawaz is an NGO Development Consultant

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TOTAL COMMENTS:-   17


  • @Aayina “Truth has nothing to do with right and wrong. Right and wrong are time based. Universal truth is time independent.”

    It is a good point. I think Jiddu Krishnamurty also said similar things. However truth hurts. Socrates, Lincoln, Gandhi, Jesus Christ, Martyn Luther King were murdered for telling the truth. Islamists have killed many great Muslim souls.  Even here in NAI many commentators abuse Sultan and others for telling the truth.

    “EVERYONE WHO IS OF THE TRUTH LISTENS TO MY VOICE”(John 18.37)


    By Royalj - 2/15/2017 5:15:36 AM



  • Thanks Munavvar Izahar for good words, keep same pace.

    I admire lots of commentators here, but also had disagremets, because as you said everyone right might be different.

    Truth has nothing to do with right and wrong.

    Right and wrong are time based.

    Universal truth is time independent. We Hindus call Sanatan Satya.


    It has nothing to do with Hindus belive in many gods or Muslims belive in one God.


    Here is simple examples, I may provoke you or you feel tease, but it is not my intention.

    1)Every life on the earth dies, either itself or one life kill other life, every creature dies, how it is absured to think that Adam and Eve did sin and we all humans are getting punish, this itself is God made universal truth that every creature born has to die, but smart humans made us this absured stories to belive and stooped our search and love for God.

    2)We all are sure that if sun and moon is not there, than existence of life on earth is not sustainable. It has nothing to with Hindu belive sun and moon God, none of this God will come and save, so do one God of Abrahimc relgions is not able to save.


    3)Do Pakistani Islamic Nuclear bomb will save Muslim, and will kill non-Muslims only, haha haha. There are some photos and documentaries on this Pakistani Islamic bomb.

    God made human and Pakistani  made Islamic bomb to kill humans, it is bit of teasing,😀may other country had made nuclear bomb but not on name of God.

    Universal Truth(Sanatan satay) is more important than universal right. Rights are developed by humans and truth is made by God, which very easy to understand, if someone truely loves the god.

    if you read 1)and 2) they are little bit contradictory but still it is truth.


    By Aayina - 2/9/2017 7:58:51 PM



  • Aayina,
    Ego in mankind is a very important root of all evils. Everybody says or tries to prove "my book is the best" but realize -
    Do the right thing and everything falls in place. Now the right thing may be different for different people but do realize that there is something called as the universal right thing that is without any malicious intent or selfish motive, everybody should seek that (Chuckle!!)

    By Dr Munavvar Izhar - 2/9/2017 8:19:47 AM



  • DearAayina,
    Thank you for your reply. With full respect to you and your knowledge on logic and English literature I regret to express my inability to comprehend it. The Basis of your Argument and Vernacular both seemed too illegible for me; may be because of printing and grammatical mistakes or my deficiency in English. It really put me in a very awkward position.
    In anticipation of a clear and more legible reply from your end.
    Thanks'
    By Kazi Wadud Nawaz - 2/6/2017 7:04:02 PM



  • To Kaz
    "Where Physics staggers Metaphysics run"
    Very good, to convince but Metaphysics does not have to became some divine truth, even metaphysics has logic but that does not it is truth.
    Yes heard your first Two para of Quran, never concinced me on the contrary I hated same as I hate Manusmruti which had divided humanity and killed(Quran inspiration) or humilated(manusmruti inspiration)
    Also Uthman burn the all the original copies and all ayahts are complied here and there which looks like more political on conspiracy to solidrate uthmans rule.
    You can keep Quran to your heart which is wright, we Hindus only have to think we're Quran and it followers will suffocate our generation for it own existence on Muslims constantly hammering that Quran is only truth and all other faith is doughtful or wrong.

    Mr Kazi nowadays average person had learn Sceince, and this new era of Sceince had made all relgious absurdity and killing of humanity with help of this books like polio where person cannot stand on his/her feet.

    So nearly all relgions had started more and more decisive technique. Anyway religions  had used decisive and division of human society as main tequniqe to take control certain group of people and made fight with other group of people, Quran is not Ann exception.

    Only exception in the world is Jesus life( not fake bible)who died not to divide and decive humanity.

    By Aayina - 2/6/2017 1:45:16 AM



  • Dear Dr.Huq,
    Thank you  for your response. For us, the believers, the Holy Quran is the greatest  Blessings Allah  has ever bestowed on Mankind. Allah has taken up all realistic precautionary measures to keep it safe from corruption and ensure its authenticity. He(Allah) has   elevated  its status to such a height where no doubt or confusion can  reach. Miracle is a "Conceptual Regime"    enshrouded with doubts and confusion and lies far below the status of unquestionable reality held by  the Holy Quran.The Holy Quran is of course a  "Divine Mirror" in which we the mankind can see our own image as Sinner or Righteous, we can see the Image of the whole Universe, We can see the Image of the horrible scene of the Hell and comfort of the paradise, in which  we can view the horrendous scene of the Day of Judgment, in which we can view our past, present and future. With all these realities in view  may  we not Call it a  Mirror that reflects Divine Truth? Please think for a while.  Thanks. Sincerely yours.

    By Kazi Wadud Nawaz - 2/4/2017 7:43:37 PM



  • Ref: Kazi Wadud (2.2.17). I have read the article once more.
    I am unable to understand why you compare Qur'an with a mirror. It is simply the instructions and revelations sent to the Prophet (SAW) and to the entire humanity through him for ever. As far as calling it a Miracle is concerned, Qur'an itself provides innumerable evidences of it being a Miracle. It was narrated to the people by Prophet (SAW) who was totally unlettered (Ummi in Arabic). We must remember that was not the age of internet, google etc. Neither there were big libraries or scholars and historians in Mecca who could have narrated the historical instances to the Prophet (SAW) and in turn he could tell to the people of Mecca. One another evidence is that Qur'an is totally un-altered for centuries. Scholars from west have done immense research on the subject and they vouch that it is as it was revealed then. Miracles may survive for sometime. But then they lose their relevance. Similarly, there are many other evidences of its being a living miracle but not of the type as we consider to be miracle like producing rabbit, flower or ash from no where etc.
    We must differentiate between a living miracle and one which is a deception.   
    The holy Quran is simply a Mirror which reflects the divine Truth it cannot but be a reality. - See more at: http://www.newageislam.com/islamic-ideology/the-holy-quran--a-myth,-miracle-or-reality?/d/109832#sthash.NutzjYGM.dpuf
    Kazi Wadud Nawaz - 2/2/2017 9:43:54 PM

    By Dr. M.A. Haque - 2/4/2017 9:04:03 AM



  • I agree "miracles" are like magic - illusion, deceit or fraud.

    The reality of our Universe and existence is full of wonders and not miracles. You don't attribute to God miracles. Yes, God does what God wills but that is not a miracle.

    There are descriptions in the Quran that may be called a miracle such as Jesus (pbuh) fashioning a bird from clay and breathing life into it or Moses (pbuh) cutting a bird to pieces and scattering the pieces and then calling it which then responds by coming alive and flying to him. This was just by way of a lesson to the Prophets about how God creates or brings back to life what is dead. These are outside the scope of what normal human beings can do and is part of what God does. These are called miracles but then these are as miraculous as any other act of God such as creation.

    All the Signs of God fill us with wonder but these are mere descriptions of what God does.


    By Naseer Ahmed - 2/3/2017 12:19:55 AM



  • Dear Dr.Huq,
    Thank you for your comments. I regret to have failed to present the essence of the said article to my readers properly
    Please allow me to  Quote a  line from your comments
     "Certainly Quran is a miracle but in a sense much above this---" This " much above this" is in my sense is reality. Since Allah is not a Miracle,but  eternal  Truth and Reality, all his actions also belong to the domain of reality.
    The holy Quran is simply a Mirror which reflects the divine Truth it cannot but be a reality.
    I would earnestly request you to please go through the article once again.
    Certainly Qur'an is a miracle but in sense much above this. It is a miracle because it narrated number of events totally unknown at the time of revelation to anyone in Makkah or Medina, including the Prophet (SAW) - See more at: http://www.newageislam.com/islamic-ideology/the-holy-quran--a-myth,-miracle-or-reality?/d/109832#sthash.vENX5VQV.dpuf

    By Kazi Wadud Nawaz - 2/2/2017 9:43:54 PM



  • Dear Aayina,
    I am a man of Science and at the same time a Muslim. To believe that the Holy Quran is a Divine book of revelation is integral part  of my faith and whatever I have written in the said article, I have written with firm conviction and a sense of logic. So It cannot be otherwise. Can anybody in the world  claim that science has solved or capable of solving within anticipated future  span of human existence all mysteries of life and the Universe?Science has its own limitation.
    We know that where Physics staggers Metaphysics runs.

    'Unknown regime of divinely enforced no-fly zone for scientific knowledge constitutes the Aerospace of Spiritual Flights.'

    I would request you  to please study the Holy Quran with a Positive Trend of Mind and you will get the answer. Thanks for your comment.
    Kazi Wadud Nawaz.

    By Kazi Wadud Nawaz - 2/2/2017 8:28:25 PM



  • Dear Mr. Iqbal Hussain,
    Thank you for you Comments, and this far and no farther.

    By Kazi Wadud Nawaz - 2/2/2017 4:19:12 AM



  • author seems to be a sensible man although a little bit confused on the subject of  miracles.  however he should not post articles on blogs of  munafaqees (imposters).  from  spiritual point of view this is wrong  
    By iqbal husain - 1/27/2017 11:50:33 PM



  • I like the title of article to draw the readers attention, but it will same usual attempt that Quran is divine truth and only last divine truth of the world that not courropted.

    This type of article are very similar to inter-faith conference and dialogue to prove Islam is best and last uncorrupted relgion, the difference in this type of article and interfaith dialogue is that, here author talk to Himslef do some kind research and prove Islam is truth and only wright guidance to humanity, but westerners had shown more moral behaviours towards their subject and society without the guidance of Quran.

    By Aayina - 1/27/2017 2:55:56 PM



  • I read the article with interest and I am delighted to say that it is a good and balanced article. But I want to put forward one point. The author has taken "miracle" in the worldly sense i.e. happening of something unexpected. If we go by the Oxford dictionary, miracle means:    "An extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore attributed to a divine agency:
    ‘the miracle of rising from the grave’".
    Certainly Qur'an is a miracle but in sense much above this. It is a miracle because it narrated number of events totally unknown at the time of revelation to anyone in Makkah or Medina, including the Prophet (SAW). Also, the Qur'an explained large numbers of facts which have been proved true after centuries by the scientists and the process is continuing. It is miracle in that sense not as defined by the dictionary i.e.:
    "rising from the grave" etc. 
     
    By Dr. M.A. Haque - 1/25/2017 11:34:27 AM



  • Excellent article. I cannot agree more. Please see may article in New Age Islam on this topic couple of years ago.

    http://www.newageislam.com/islam-and-science/unlike-most-muslim-scientists,-god-speaks-same-truth-in-and-out-of-mosques/d/97987

    By T.O. shanavas - 1/24/2017 5:24:44 PM



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